Oak cabinets were popular twenty years ago, but today, they're stale.
The cabinets were very good quality,... just tired, and they made the room seem dim.
(forgot to take the "before" photo, again!)
Initially, she wanted white cabinets,
but chose Sherwin Williams Believable Buff (SW 6120)
Once again, paint worked its magic. The room looked brighter and fresher instantly.
If you're planning to paint oak cabinets or furniture, remember that oak has a definite grain.
When it's painted, that texture still remains on the surface of the wood.
If you choose to glaze the entire cabinet, the wood grain will magically reappear!
This wasn't what we wanted, so only the profile of the doors was enhanced.
Brush the glaze on, then wipe it off, leaving just enough color to accent the profile of the door.
My client was delighted with the change, and hurried off to select new hardware for them.
Once the new tile backsplash is installed, she'll have a "new" kitchen.